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Clear Channel Taps Huffington Post Veteran to Oversee Digital Radio Division

Clear Channel’s media and entertainment arm tapped Brian Kaminsky to head its digital division as the executive vice president of operations.

The New York City-based hire is effect immediately and he will report to Brian Lakamp, president of digital.

Kaminsky, who previously worked as the chief operating officer and general manager of The Huffington Post, will manage the digital radio service iHeartRadio and oversee its stable of station websites.

After AOL’s $315 million acquisition of the news site in 2011, Kaminsky led the integration of the site into the media giant, helping to triple HuffPost’s revenue and users.

The shift to digital radio is perhaps, then, ironic.

Since HuffPost came under AOL’s umbrella, the mail service once known as America Online has parsed down some of its other media brands. Last week, it shuttered AOL Music — including its online radio service — and laid off all its employees.

Source: [Press Release] | Image: [LinkedIn]

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HuffPo Creates Four New Senior Sales Positions

huffpo logo.jpgIt looks like The Huffington Post is serious about making money in 2010.

Today, the online publication announced the creation of four new senior positions on its sales team, expanding the group that sells ads on the site and turns a profit for it. The new hires include Andy Wiedlin as VP of sales, West Coast; Philip Cara as VP of sales, East Coast; Peter Cherukuri as VP and general manager of HuffPo’s Washington, D.C. office; and Brian Kaminsky as VP, director of sales operations.

The group brings experience from formerly working at places like AOL, MySpace and Reuters. D.C.-based Cherukuri, formerly of Roll Call, will be focusing on expanding HuffPo’s political and issues-based advertising.

Full release after the jump

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